LASERS: Shining a light on Baltic lasers

  • 2008-10-16
  • By Kristina Pauksens
While the laser industry in the Baltic states has grown significantly since EU accession, there are major inequalities between the three Baltic countries in this field.Latvia has lagged significantly behind its neighbors to the north and south. Laser technologies have a long history in Lithuania and Estonia, and an equally bright future. Latvia has been struggling to keep up, but has made some progress."Latvia never was a laser producing country," said Dr. Gediminas Raciukaitis, head of the Laboratory for Applied Research at the Institute of Physics in Vilnius and consultant on lase...
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